Dr. Dymecki is a Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School. She received her B.S.E. and M.S.E. from the University of Pennsylvania, and M.D. and Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her lab has pioneered the use of genetic tools to study the molecular identities, functions, connectivity and origins of different neuron types in the mammalian brain. Her honors include the HMS Morgan-Zinsser Teaching Faculty Fellowship Award and the Gulf Oil Outstanding Achievement in Biomedical Science Award. Dr. Dymecki was also named a Rita Allen Scholar in 1999. She is the Program Head of Harvard’s Biological and Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. Program, and has received mentoring awards from this program and from the HMSOffice for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership.